BillHolz
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Delivery Date: 07 May 2016
Leaf Number: 322345
Location: Norfolk, VA

Re: buying used Leaf- help in Tucson

Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:43 pm

You said that your husband does the longer commute at 20 miles (40 RT). That would be the prime target for the Leaf rather than the Prius because it will cut your fuel expense the most. If the Leaf ever got to where it did not do the RT commute for him you could then switch to him using the Prius. With the 2016 and newer Leaf having the 8 year/ 100K miles warranty, you could get the pack replaced as needed and keep it several years past the warranty.

I bought my 2015 SV specifically to use on a 54 mile RT commute, which it did great even in the winter with snow on the ground.
2015 SV no QC

alozzy
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Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: buying used Leaf- help in Tucson

Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:11 pm

The Chevrolet Spark EV might be a good choice for you, given your climate (the Spark EV has TMS) and budget. However, finding one in Arizona would be the challenge.

Having said that, here are a few listings:

https://goo.gl/nogJVg
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

Yanni
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Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Location: Southern California

Re: buying used Leaf- help in Tucson

Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:42 am

So what did you end up with?

i'm in the market now and wanted to see how things turned out...since it's been a year or so...

Thanks!

GerryAZ
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Delivery Date: 12 Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: buying used Leaf- help in Tucson

Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:57 pm

alozzy wrote:The Chevrolet Spark EV might be a good choice for you, given your climate (the Spark EV has TMS) and budget. However, finding one in Arizona would be the challenge.

Having said that, here are a few listings:

https://goo.gl/nogJVg


The Spark was never sold in AZ so service from GM dealer would be a problem. You would probably need to haul it to CA.
Gerry
Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
Silver LEAF 2015 SL purchased 2/7/2015

Evoforce
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Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:58 pm
Delivery Date: 28 Feb 2015
Location: Fountain Hills Arizona

Re: buying used Leaf- help in Tucson

Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:40 pm

GerryAZ wrote:
alozzy wrote:The Chevrolet Spark EV might be a good choice for you, given your climate (the Spark EV has TMS) and budget. However, finding one in Arizona would be the challenge.

Having said that, here are a few listings:

https://goo.gl/nogJVg


The Spark was never sold in AZ so service from GM dealer would be a problem. You would probably need to haul it to CA.


The Spark needing a repair would be rare... However, I have a friend that owns one and I will get back with an answer to that question.

Note added: Talked to that friend who owns one. His personally hasn't been in the shop but his friend did have their Spark in the shop for a new cooling pump and it was done locally in Arizona.
*2011 Leaf 1 bought 2/28/15 @ 28,000ish mi 10 bar (8 bars @ 11/25/15 @ 37,453 ) (New lizard @ 39,275 mi @ 1/20/2016) Now 52,166 mi.
*Tesla Model S 61,000 mi
*2011 Leaf 2 bought 4/28/15 @ 24,000ish mi 12 bar (new lizard Dec. 2014 @ 22,273 mi) Now 35,485 mi

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